Life in the mesolithic – University of York

Life in the Mesolithic was part of the ‘Engaging Young People with the Mesolithic’ project run by the Archaeology Department at the University of York, in association with the Young Archaeologists’ Club and the Star Carr Project.

I was commissioned to create the project’s logo and a series of illustrations for a resource pack containing 10 easily reproducible activity ideas for young people, based on Mesolithic life. I was asked to develop two young characters, a girl and a boy, to appear in the illustrations – and twins Meso and Lithic were born!

“Abi illustrated some characters for my public engagement project and I was extremely pleased with the result. The characters fitted the brief for a fun children’s activity pack very well and were well tailored to the specific, and not very well known, archaeological period in question. Abi produced the illustrations for me in the time agreed and I have received many compliments on the artwork since using the characters on the project. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Abi’s wonderful design skills again in the future.”

Emily Hellewell, University of York


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